For one of our first blog posts, I thought it would be fun to share the very first wedding invitations I ever designed. At the time Orange Paper Shoppe wasn't even a thought in our minds, and now looking back on it, this is probably one of the projects that started it all.
I was working as a graphic designer at Roxy at the time, when one of my co-workers and best friends, Jade, got engaged and asked me to design her invitations. Excited to take on my very first official wedding invitation project, I jumped at the chance.
Jade wanted invites that were elegant, clean, modern and romantic for her Black & White Italian themed wedding. My friend Evan introduced me to the gorgeous font Affair, which I thought was perfect, and I illustrated the decorative elements and created a pattern for the envelope liners.
I printed and hand cut every one of the pieces myself : the main invitations, rsvp cards, menu cards, reception cards, and envelope liners, which is CRAZY thinking about it now. It was SO much work, but it was my first project and I didn't know much about working with printers at the time. Jade organized an assembly day where her bridesmaids and family came over and we all worked to put them together.
It was a lot of work, but a great first project that I learned a lot from. I appreciate Jade taking a leap of faith and asking me to design her invites with no previous experience. It truly was a labor of love and in the end she was happy, which is the most important part! Congrats to Jade and Josh who are still married, almost 6 years later! Thanks for the inspiration and the push to get me started down this invitation designing path!
All photos by Kristina Lee Photography